Arizona Legislature Would Prefer You Not Be Gay if You Want to Adopt a Kid

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The Arizona Senate yesterday approved a bill already given the green light by the House of Representatives that makes it as difficult as possible for gay people to adopt a child in the Grand Canyon State.

The bill doesn't necessarily say homosexuals can't adopt children -- but that the Legislature would prefer that married couples be given higher consideration for adoptions than non-married people, if all other factors are equal.

In other words, since homosexuals aren't allowed to tie the knot in Arizona -- yet -- they would lose out to heterosexual married couples every time, under the proposed law.

See some text from the bill below:

B.  Pursuant to rules adopted by the division, the division or agency shall give primary consideration to selecting an adoptive placement that can best meet the child's needs. In determining who can best meet the child's needs, the division or agency shall give primary consideration to an adoptive placement with a married man and woman if all other relevant factors demonstrate that placement with that married man and woman is in the child's best interests. The division or agency shall consider the following factors in determining who can best meet the child's needs:

1.  Marital status and the length and stability of the marital relationship of the adoptive parents.

2.  The wishes of the child's birth parents unless the parental rights have been terminated.

3.  Family relationships between the child and the adoptive family members.

4.  Marital status of the adoptive parents.

5.  The family's ability to financially provide for the child and to meet the child's emotional, physical, mental and social needs.

6.  The placement of the child's siblings.

7.  The availability of relatives, the adoptable child's former foster parents or other significant persons to provide support to the adoptive family and child.

C.  In each adoption proceeding the court shall make specific written findings regarding the best interests of the child pursuant to this section.

Obviously, gay advocacy groups are livid.

"Adoption decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis, according to what's in a child's best interest," Equality Arizona board Chairman Tom Mann says. "Each case is unique. For example, adoption authorities may have the choice between placing a child with a beloved single aunt -- or complete strangers."

The bill is another attempt to allow the state to play morality cop, with the implication that it's somehow better to be married than single, or worse yet, a homosexual.

Marriage between a man and a woman, the Legislature might be shocked to learn, isn't always the solution to every parental problem. Take Chance and Leann Kracke, for example.

The Krackes were arrested last year after Chance Kracke -- while strung out on crystal meth -- put his 7-month old baby in the freezer as he made a snack, which actually was considerate, considering some of the other places in the home he could have put the baby, like the urine/feces/broken-glass/cockroach covered floor.

Get the details on the Kracke's methy pad of marital bliss here.

This is not to say that under the proposed law the Krackes would have been given preference over a non-meth-addicted responsible gay guy. Rather it says marriage isn't always exactly what the Legislature thinks it's Kracked cracked up to be when it comes to someone's ability to raise a child.

The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Jan Brewer. It's unclear whether she intends to sign it -- but given her extensive history of caving to the far right, we have a feeling she'll throw her Jan Hancock on it.

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Angel Russell
Angel Russell

all doe we profer a 2 parent house hold with a mother and a father it doesn't always work out like dat , i also if there's luv 2 b givein let da baby recive it , i'm a strong b - leaver dat it really doesn't matter who gives da baby luv at long as they have da baby's best intrest n heart , as long as i been on line i have read some stories dat sickin's me , people runnin over der daughter's , a man killin his wife and daughter , a lady killed her self and her 4 kids , and on top of dat a step - mother treatin her 12 year old step - daughter like crap , and just b - cause a person is gay means u have a problem with lettin dem adopte a child , i really think the world is so srew'd up b-cause they spend there tyme judge people instead of lookin at whats n da best interest of da child , when a person put a child up 4 adoption they ar lookin 4 some one 2 luv and cherish dat child , protect and show dat child how 2 protect der self n da wolrd and never let anybody take dem 4 granted , and as u can see the people dat i mention in my statment is not dem people , but they was aloud 2 have kids , if u ask me it's the people n da world dat think they know it all , in my book i say let da gays adopt the kids at least they have a lot of luv 2 give .......

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

I've gotta say I agree with Fretless. I think gay people should have every right to adopt, and are certainly capable of being good parents. That said, I feel lucky to have had both a mom and a dad, and think having a (loving) parent of each sex is ideal, if not always possible.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Homosexuality is abberant behavior. Gays, queers, homos, homosexuals, whatever name you want to use are in the limelight recently. You can hardly watch a television program without one featured prominently. Why are they portrayed as being so mainstream and a natural part of society? They are only 2 percent of the population. They are media darlings because homosexuality is being used to morally corrupt society. Just like some of the music today with violent and sexual lyrics that debase women. How about video games with the ultra violent action to get children to become numb to other's pain and death. No empathy means the collapse of society because you don't care about anyone else except yourself. Then what is there? There have been many movies made that portray this and many more books written about a future like this. You have to actually read books though. What a waste of time huh? If you did you'd know about other civilizations in history that experienced the normalcy of homosexuality and how it contributed to their down fall. Boring right?

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Fretless26
Fretless26

I hate to sound bigotted, but i really don't see any problem with this. That a traditional family should (barring a legitimate negative reason a certain one should not be trusted with a child) be given priority in a situation like this. I don't think it should be impossible for a gay couple, or a single person to adopt a child, who they could raise and care for. but it should be harder. It is in the best interest of children, under the circumstances, to allow them to be part of a traditional family as often as possible. so many of us have to make due with so much less, and for these kids, who often come from situations NOT conducive to the nuturing and raising children, they should be given as much safety and normalcy as possible, as opposed to turning them into pawns used to advertise or recruit for alternate lifestyles.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

I'd "prefer" that my state legislators not be uneducated, ignorant idiots also - but you can't always get what you want, can you?

Can Fox & Black still adopt ?
Can Fox & Black still adopt ?

My Baby's Momma, My Baby's Daddy has replaced all other references to the family composite in the 21st Century.

You're cool to shoot a motherfucker in Wal-Mart if he's got over 10 items in the quick check lane. Son-of-a-bitch had that one coming, didn't he ?

But don't even think about having an abortion until you can verify it's not because of dissatisfaction with the damned thing's gender or heritage.

You spend time on legislation for the really important stuff... a State Gun; is Obama really an illegal alien - is he really a white guy in blackface ? Is he really a guy ?

What can be done to alienate the second largest component of the State's population, and at the same time, make us look like a bunch of assholes to other states.

A freak of nature, who ran on the "Haters" platform, and whose been state senate president only long enough to prove he had no right to get elected to the post in the first damned place.

A pantomime imbecile who passes for governor. A pouty politician too busy misappropriating tax monies to be the sheriff he was elected to be.

And now you're concerned about a gay couple adopting a human being ???

Getting adopted by the mainstream God-fearing, Republican assholes you seem to be hoping for sounds like a terrible idea to me.

But then those damned queers could not teach the kids true family values like those highlighted in paragraphs 1 through 7, now could they ???

Mistalee
Mistalee

"Why are they portrayed as being so mainstream and a natural part of society?"

Because they are mainstream, and a natural part of society. About 1 in ten are homosexual, and this is not just the USA, this is cross-cultural. LGBT are part of society and always have been.

And it's perfectly OK.

DGAF
DGAF

"...homosexuality is being used to morally corrupt society."

HMM.

I call bullshit. Morals are relative. Yours appear to be related to the big black dildo up your ass. Stop scapegoating and dig deeper. Blaming music, video games, and gays makes you sound like all the other grumpy dissenters that passive aggressively make ignorant observations.

Ya wanna know who's corrupting society? No one. It's always been this way. No matter where in the world you go there will always be shameful practices, abhorrent morals, and hypocrisy. After all, it comes with being human. We just get to have a choice of how to conduct ourselves, except in being homosexual. You don't get to choose that.

So if they're such a small percentage of society then why do we glamorize them in the media?

Well first off, I wasn't aware we did that here. Seems the majority of AZ's Depends-donning dumbasses continue to try and persecute this already discriminated minority. But as far as national media I understand. They are portrayed generally in a very positive and glorified light. Why? Hmmm...Probably for the same reason we have any other non-white character in many mainstream programs--to foster a sense of equality. Gay people act. Gay people are good at it too. Just like everyone else. They're not any more special than the rest of society, except that so many people choose to disagree with their sexual orientation for arbitrary reasons that they've put the "pussy on a pedestal," so to speak.

But hopefully you were just being facetious.

Lee Cole the Faggot
Lee Cole the Faggot

Very true. There is no shred of doubt in my mind that there are plenty of "queers", "gays", "homos", "homosexuals" in the right-wing of the politcal aisel. With the recent shocking revelation of Black and Fox at the MSCO. Nothing seems suprising anymore. As were such ghastly behaviors were revealed in the national spotlight in the past, regarding the Catholic church and the White Supremacy movement, abhorrent places like these where we never would have thought that vile faggotry acts would surface. We were wrong.

FamilyFriendly
FamilyFriendly

Fretless, your argument may seem reasonable, but its based on a lot of presumptions and false premises. The truth is, social science research doesn't support the notion that kids are better off with a married man and woman couple as parents. There is research that shows kids might do better in two-parent homes, but that research doesn't even look at the makeup of the two-parents (gay or straight). Instead, research shows kids brought up by gay couples are just as healthy and adjusted as in a home with opposite-sex parents. That being said, this is all about what's in the best interest of each child that is sitting in foster care or a group home waiting to be placed with a permanent family. Why create barriers for them to be placed in a forever home? Having the support of a loving, caring family, regardless of its makeup, is what's best for children in these setting. They need stability, love and affection and they need to not be moved around from home to home. All the research shows that doing so harms the child, but placing them in a permanent home, be it with a gay couple, straight couple or a single parents, greatly improves outcomes for adoptive children.

Lee Cole the Faggot
Lee Cole the Faggot

No. But if our supposed "legislators" are dumb enough to fuck up this state and trash it with all sorts of loony laws. Making life unbearable for the fanny population. It should have an effect on the aging majority who voted for them. This way, it will even the voting gap between the old and young(Republicans and otherwise), thus rendering the opposing political party to usurp the republicunt rule. And maybe, just maybe things will get back to normal in this republicunt piss-ridden state.

The truth of smuggling drugs
The truth of smuggling drugs

Not with all the felonies they like to rack up.

Something about kids being around loaded assault rifles.Like, those against the law in Arizona !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FUKI
FUKI

being as they are an all male motorcycle club they must be gay. so no is the answer to your question. Hells Angels can not adopt.

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

you sure know alot about gay culture sir. i mean lee cole.

The truth of smuggling drugs
The truth of smuggling drugs

Lee Cole ? Hmmmm,Why does that name seem so familiar to me ?Faggot, eh ?I'd never heard he was - well - never mind.

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

oh i get it now, your name is lee cole and you are gay?

MikeYevtuck pisses on 81
MikeYevtuck pisses on 81

Everyone wants to post as Mike Yevtuck God and Ruler of the USA hells angels yet all you hells angels cock sucking faggots and all the aging rebel men you faggots date would never have the nerve to be Mike yevtuck in real Life. Life is what you out of shape non fighting geeks will never have . You hells angel freaks will always live in the shadow of Mike Yevtuck the God and ruler of the hells angels

Yevtukkk is a punk whiner
Yevtukkk is a punk whiner

Has there ever been an occasion when you knew what you were talking about ?

I'm not Lee Cole.

And if I was gay, I wouldn't be interested in some hirsuit Pollack fuckhead who whines in New Times.

Mikey... go shave your back.

MikeYevtuck pisses on 81
MikeYevtuck pisses on 81

Everyone wants to post as Mike Yevtuck God and Ruler of the USA hells angels yet all you hells angels cock sucking faggots and all the aging rebel men you faggots date would never have the nerve to be Mike yevtuck in real Life. Life is what you out of shape non fighting geeks will never have . You hells angel freaks will always live in the shadow of Mike Yevtuck the God and ruler of the hells angels

Death Before Dishonor
Death Before Dishonor

Lee Cole is the new leader of the gang that ain't worth a shit... AKA the 81s

MIKE YEVTUCK
MIKE YEVTUCK

No they are called Dykes On Bikes MC in Frisco California. your out of touch with the gay biker culture dude. get a life you hack.

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